Arts and Culture

Café is home away from home
Café is home away from home
Situated on the corner of Lower Main and Trill roads in Observatory, Cape Town, the Honeybun coffee shop looks on to a duvet of clouds that hang...
ICTAF: What is meaning when local goes global?
ICTAF: What is meaning when local goes global?
This is the third year that Tumelo Mosaka will be curating the fair, with his signature section being TOMORROWS/TODAY, a cross-section of emerging...
Art-making and world-building in Kaliyu-topia
Art-making and world-building in Kaliyu-topia
Kaliyu-topia, Kiveshan Thumbiran’s MA exhibition, takes a look at South African Indians in post-apartheid South Africa, and remixes...
SA needs to play catchup with India
SA needs to play catchup with India
Two weeks ago, I finally made my first visit to India, as one of the guest authors at the prestigious Jaipur Literature Festival.
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
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Art and activism become one
Art and activism become one
About six months ago, long-time friends Bradley Williams and DJ Kenzhero opened up Artivist. In the heart of Braamfontein, Johannesburg, the restaurant-cum-gallery seeks to become a lighthouse of cultural experiences. Zaza Hlalethwa spoke to its owners...
Kaliyu-topia: Displacement questioned at the end of days
Kaliyu-topia: Displacement questioned at the end of days
Kiveshan Thumbiran’s exhibition title, Kaliyu-topia, is a hybrid word borrowing from Kaliyug, a Hindu reference to the end of time for...
Asia McDonald confronts her torment in The Same Pain
Asia McDonald confronts her torment in The Same Pain
There is an insistent physicality that drives Asia McDonald's performance in The Same Pain. The one-woman play, which hurtles through...
Confessions of bibliophiles
Confessions of bibliophiles
"I never wanna see it. I’m gonna cry if I do. I’m okay. I’ll die under a pile of books” is how book-lover Lethabo Mailula (24) responded in...
A tale of two cultural tastes
A tale of two cultural tastes
‘In black culture, everybody’s mother says they make the best steamed bread. In Italian culture, everyone’s mother makes the best bolognese or...
Mating Birds Vol.2: Love and its perversions under the Immorality Act
Mating Birds Vol.2: Love and its perversions under the Immorality Act
Co-curating, as well as participating in an arts writing workshop running parallel to the exhibition, Sumayya Menezes reflects on trawling...
Chefs switch to mini dynamos
Chefs switch to mini dynamos
Do you remember the Three Course Dinner chewing gum from Willy Wonka? How about Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans in Harry Potter?
A ‘madman’ who earned the tribute
A ‘madman’ who earned the tribute
A little over 31 years ago, in October 1987, the president of Burkina Faso, Thomas Sankara, was murdered in a coup instigated by his former friend...
Kingsolver evokes US turmoil
Kingsolver evokes US turmoil
Often controversial, Barbara Kingsolver, best known for her novels The Poisonwood Bible and The Lacuna, is generally loved by the...

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